Halloween chefs

This year, students in level 5  celebrated Halloween in a different way: they became Halloween chefs!!!!

Este ano, os alumnos de 5º  celebraron Hallowwen dun modo diferente: convertíronse en Chefs!!!

So, they  were organized in groups of 3 or 4 based on the skill level of the students in order to make a Halloween pizza. First, they searched for images of Halloween pizzas on the internet and they chose the one they liked most for their recipes.Then, they decided what ingredients they are going to need and they wrote the recipes. Finally, they made the pizzas and the staff of  our school canteen baked them into the oven following their instructions. They were spook-tacular!!!!

Organizouse a clase en grupos de tres ou catro alumnos con distintos niveis de destreza  para facer unha pizza de Halloween. Primeiro buscaron na internet imaxes de pizzas de Halloween e escolleron entre todos cal era a que máis lle gustaba. Logo, decidiron que ingredientes ían necesitar (un bó momento para interactuar con eles sobre os seus gustos) e escribiron as receitas. Finalmente, as prepararon e o persoal de cociña quentóunolas. Estaban de morte!!!!!

Working in small-groups learning in a collaborative enviroment has many benefits:

Traballar en pequenos grupos de aprendizaxe colaborativo ten moitos beneficios:

-Cooperative learning is fun, so students enjoy it and are more motivated.

                       A aprendizaxe cooperativa é divertida, de xeito que os rapaces gozan aprendendo e se sinte máis motivados.

-Cooperative learning is interactive, so students are engaged, active participants in the learninng.

Os alumnos convírtense en axentes activos do seu aprendizaxe.

-Cooperative learning allows discussion and critical thinking, so students learn more and remember what they’ve learned for a longer period of time.

Permite o debate e o pensamento crítico, de xeito que os alumnos aprenden máis e recordan o que aprenderon durante máis tempo.

-Cooperative learning requires students to learn to work together, which is an important skill for their future.

A aprendizaxe cooperativa require que os alumnos aprendan a traballar xuntos, a respetar as opinións dos demáis, a apreciar o traballo dos compañeiros , a aprender dos demáis, a respetar a diversidade, ..o que é unha habiliadade fundamental para o seu futuro.

 

 I´m sure, we’ll work in this way soon.

 

 

 

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a children’s picture book designed, illustrated and written by Eric Carle. It is a suitable book to teach  numbers, days of the week, foods and the cycle life  of a butterfly.

First of all, here you have a fantastic version of this tale. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do

After watching the video, we read the story  and my students drew what they liked best about the tale.Do you want to take a look at their illustrations?

The very hungry caterpillar from María Abilleira Pomar on Vimeo.

There are many different activities, art crafts, videos, colouring pages,… to work with this story.Here you have one lim I’ve created for my 1st Grades.

Captura-de-pantalla

Still Life Paintings

In the last unit, my students in level 4  knew and worked  with some famous still life paintings  such as The Table by Joan Miró or The Coffe Pot by the American artist Roy Litchtenstein. They  were so interested in this  painting style  that they decided to paint their onw still life paintings. Here you have the result.
Na unidade pasada, os rapaces de 4º traballaron con algús bodegóns famosos como “A Mesa” de Joan Miró ou “A Cafetera” do artista americano Roy Litchtenstein. Interesáronse tanto que decidiron pintar os súas propias naturezas mortas. Aquí tendes o resultado.